Italy Reads News

Italy Reads Students Interview Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins

The Italy Reads 2017 Keynote Address by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was an occasion for 14 high school students and 4 JCU students (Italy Reads Volunteers) to get hands-on experience while contributing to the success of the kick-off event for JCU’s 9th annual program of English language reading and cultural exchange.

Italy Reads 2017 Welcomes Poet Billy Collins and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli

On Thursday, October 12, John Cabot University Italy Reads welcomed former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for the Keynote Address on Emily Dickinson. The event kicked off with a greeting from outer space from Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Celebrating Student Creativity: 8th Edition of Italy Reads Student Video Contest

Italy Reads is John Cabot’s community-based reading and cultural exchange program and it is currently in its 8th year with up to 65 high schools involved.

“Decentering Native Privilege: Italy Reads, Writes, Pitches” at TESOL Italy’s National Convention

The themes of the convention were “The privilege of the Non-native speaker” and “English in multicultural education.”

Italy Reads: Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, John Cabot University presented the Italy Reads Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell.

JCU and The English Theatre of Rome Present The Glass Menagerie

John Cabot University's Italy Reads Program , in collaboration with The English Theatre of Rome, presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship Welcomes High School Students for “Italy Pitches”

Italy Pitches is a national, Elevator Pitch-style competition in English, focused on advocating for non profits, open to Italian High School students.

2015 Student Video Contest Award Ceremony Hosted by Italy Reads

Each year, prizes are awarded to the classes that produce the best 3-minute videos inspired by a work of American literature selected as the focus of the annual program.

Italy Reads 2015 Welcomes Keynote Address Speaker, Professor Alessandro Portelli

Portelli is professor of American Literature at the University of Roma-'La Sapienza'.

Author Jhumpa Lahiri, JCU 2013 Writer in Residence, to Receive National Humanities Medal

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 10, and will be conferred by President Barack Obama.

Professor Dews Receives Award for Italy Reads from the National Association of Italian School Principals

JCU professor Carlos Dews, founder and Director of the Italy Reads program was awarded the Premio Romei for commitment to the education of younger generations by the Italian National Association of School Principals and Professors

Professor Vanda Wilcox Gives Lecture on Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” from a Historian’s Perspective

On October 21st, John Cabot University's Italy Reads presented a lecture by Professor Vanda Wilcox on Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms from a historical prospective.

Twenty Teachers from Italian High Schools Participate in the Italy Reads Masterclass at JCU

On Tuesday, October 14th twenty teachers from Italian high schools attended the Italy Reads Masterclass for Teachers in JCU's Aula Magna Regina.

Italy Reads Keynote Address by Prof. Ammary on A Farewell to Arms

There was standing room only in John Cabot University's Aula Magna Regina for the Italy Reads 2014-2015 Keynote Address by Professor Silvia Ammary.

Winners of Italy Reads 2013 Student Video Contest Announced!

On the 19th of February, a joyous crowd of Italian high school students and teachers were joined by representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America in Italy to watch the videos of the finalists in this year's Italy Reads Student Video Contest.